The Story of Measurement

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Thames & Hudson, 2007 - Science - 224 pages
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New from the author of the highly successful The Story of Writing, here is the first fully illustrated guide to the human passion for measurement - of ourselves, our experiences, our surroundings and the universe - published at a time of great interest in popular science titles. Answering many of the questions of everyday life, and sure to appeal to a broad readership, the book is at once a valuable reference that every home should have, an important work that catalogues our obsession with quantifying the universe - and a wonderful gift.

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Contents

Chapter 6 Earth
106
THE MEANING OF MEASURING 18 Atmosphere Storms Hurricanes and Tornadoes
136
Ancient Numerals Number Bases Zero and Infinity Holes Constants of Nature The Expanding Universe
157
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About the author (2007)

Andrew Robinson is a visiting fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

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